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Principal Engineer - Track Plant

Job Title: Principal Engineer - Track Plant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Start Date: April 2020
Reference: 033165
Job Published: March 12, 2020 13:46

Job Description

Principal Engineer - Track Plant 033165
Organisation - London Rail Director
Job - General
Position Type - Full Time
Transport for London (TfL) Engineers are always looking forward. Join us in Transport System engineering where as well as maintaining legacy assets, you will deliver new systems and solutions. There’s more to it than tunnels, tracks and bridges. It is about connecting communities and creating opportunities, so we’re ready for the 21st century and beyond.

As the Principal Engineer for Track Plant, you will be a recognised expert in Plant Engineering, with a comprehensive understanding of TfL and wider industry theory and practise. You will have extensive experience of the application industry standards relating to the approval, safe use and maintenance of track plant, which will include a working knowledge of the legislative requirements. You will have also been directly involved in the development of national/European standards or lead on the development of company standards relating to track plant and have a detailed knowledge of relevant industry codes of practice, Railway Industry Standards and Euronorms; this will include an understanding the ‘system effect’ of standards development and involvement with stakeholder consultation.

You will have led on projects that have included the application of industry risk analysis techniques (either ESM or CSM-RA) with specific experience in their application to railway machinery. You will have expert level knowledge of health and safety legislation, particularly that pertaining to the use of work equipment and machinery, this should be coupled with experience of the track renewal/maintenance environment. You will have lead projects relating to the procurement and/or approval of railborne plant, including involvement at all stages of the project lifecycle. You will provide expert input into the update, development and implementation of standards. Using your expertise in Plant engineering and excellent communication skills, you will provide support and guidance to maintenance and project teams across TfL.

As a minimum, you will also have extensive experience in the following areas:

-           Rail vehicle maintenance, modification and assurance

-           Application of interoperability regulations

-           Application of the supply of machinery safety regulations

-           Engineering process design

-           Plant related competence management

It would also be advantageous to have knowledge/experience in the following areas:

-           Formal health and safety qualifications (eg. NEBOSH or equivalent)

-           Reliability, performance and maintenance strategies.

-           Technical leadership/ team management

-           Project management
It’s also equally important you bring a passion for the TfL Vision and strategy too. That’s because, wherever you join us, you’ll explore work of unparalleled scale, scope and variety across a unique range of projects, as you build your career and expertise. So come and bring on tomorrow, as a Principal Engineer at TfL.

Find out more about TfL Engineering:
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability status.

Application Process
Please apply using your most recent CV and Cover Letter. We encourage you to apply for the position that is most relevant to your existing skills, knowledge and experience as shortlisting is carried out on the basis of how well you meet the criteria for the role.

The closing date for applications is 22nd March 2020 @ 23:59

A minimum of 5 working days notice will be provided however, please note, due to critical delivery timeframes we may not be able to offer interview slots outside of this period.

In return for your commitment and expertise, you will enjoy excellent benefits and scope to grow. Our benefit package includes;
• Final Salary Pension Scheme
• Free travel for you on the TfL network (and one additional person at your address)
• A 75% discount on National Rail Season Ticket and interest free loan
• 30 days annual leave plus public and bank holidays
• Private Healthcare discounted scheme
• Tax-efficient cycle-to-work programme
• Retail, health, leisure and travel offers through the MyTfL rewards programme
• Discounted Eurostar travel
• Flexible Working or Part Time Working


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